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Coronation ceremony of world's youngest reigning monarch

2008-11-07 06:47:58 GMT2008-11-07 14:47:58 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The fifth king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) touches a man on his head at the coronation ceremony in Thimphu, Bhutan, Nov. 6, 2008. The fifth king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was adorned with crown at the coronation ceremony Thursday. The Oxford educated 28-year-old Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck became the world's youngest reigning monarch after the coronation. (Xinhua Photo)

The fifth king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) kisses a boy at the coronation ceremony in Thimphu, Bhutan, Nov. 6, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

The fifth king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (1st L) meets with people at the coronation ceremony in Thimphu, Bhutan, Nov. 6, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)

The fifth king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) meets with people at the coronation ceremony in Thimphu, Bhutan, Nov. 6, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

The fifth king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) shakes hands with a woman at the coronation ceremony in Thimphu, Bhutan, Nov. 6, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)

The fifth king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was adorned with crown at the coronation ceremony Thursday. The Oxford educated 28-year-old Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck became the world's youngest reigning monarch after the coronation.

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